British-Indian Actress Nafisa Khan, better known as Jiah Khan was found dead at her Juhu apartment in Mumbai city, India, on Monday night.
The 25-year-old actress's body, hanging from the ceiling of her home, was first found by her mother according to statement from police. Although her death is a suspected suicide, no suicide note has been found as yet.
While an autopsy is awaited before any further conclusion regarding her death can be drawn, the police in the meanwhile is questing her neighbours, servant and watchman to ascertain her last visitors.
Khan made her Bollywood debut with the controversial movie Nishabd, starring opposite legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in 2007. Khan was nominated by Film Fare awards for the best debutant that year.
She has also acted along well-known Indian actors Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.
"Nafisa Khan, who is known as Jiah Khan, was found hanging by her mother at around 22:45 India time [17:15GMT] ) at her residence on the first floor of Sagar Sangeet [apartment]," deputy commissioner of police Chhering Dorje said.
"Her body has been taken to the hospital where a post-mortem will be conducted to find the cause of her death," he added.
Khan was born in New York and brought up in London before moving to Mumbai.
Her death has hit the Indian film industry hard with many of them expressing shock and disbelief at the news. Many of them took to twitter to express their grief. Some of the Tweets by Indian actors are as follows:
Actor Amitabh Bachchan: "WHAT ...!!! Jiah Khan? What has happened? Is this correct? Unbelievable!!!"
Actress Riya Sen: Disturbing ! RIP jiah khan
Actress Amrita Arora: RIP Jiah khan..Too young too beautiful to b gone so soon!
Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan: "Can't register that Jiah is no more... Worked with her in Housefull and she was so beautiful and such a good soul. Too young to go Jiah."
Though the exact reason for Khan's death is not known, reports suggest that she has been depressed for quite some time in the past few months.
The actress's mother Rabiya Amin, told police that Khan did not see a bright future in film industry and wanted to take up a career in Interior designing.
Amin said that Khan was recently rejected at an audition in Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh state and was upset following her failure.
Ram Gopal Verma, the director of her debut film, tweeted on Tuesday suggesting that Khan felt like a failure over all and was depressed.
"The last time I met her Jiah told me that everyone around her makes her feel like a failure," Verma tweeted.